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Aug 18, 2013 5:15am EDT
global exchange and has been using her life for questioning and challenging some assumptions on the policies of government her book, "drone warfare: killing by remote control." she has use as possible use of the book for other reasons you can relate to your home. this book is full first-person reporting and some of her travels are included to afghanistan and pakistan. regular sponsored research and some other sources paint a picture of where the drone use has grown to today. i would like to open with the question about what you can find when you started this and how do you characterize this piece of work? >> good afternoon, everybody. thank you. i started this work approximately 15 years ago and i wrote this book because i had been very closely watching the evolution of the u.s. response to 9/11. oh government reports of bombs are true because i remember looking at the television and watching them in thinking that this technology is amazing and frightening. frightening and awesome and all inspiring all at once. it gives us the ability to pinpoint targets with laser like preci
Aug 21, 2013 7:00pm PDT
claim chemical weapons have been used. we are looking at how the west is reacting to both of those stories in this special, too -- part addition of france 24 debate. let's start the hour and say hello once again to chris moore. >> the un security council set to meet on the claims that three used chemical weapons. according to egypt, ordering the release of former president hosni mubarak, they stop short of suspending aid after the crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. 35 years in jail for bradley manning. we start with the u.s. -- un security council set to meet over allegations see reuse chemical weapons. there are conflicting reports from damascus suburbs this wednesday. the opposition says poison gas was used in more than 1300 people killed. bashar assad's government has denied the claims. julia seger has more. >> civilians are shown covering their faces and dozens of bodies lying on the floor of a hospital. the pictures were allegedly shot after the syrian regime launched an attack ad against rebel held areas in the capital city. france 24 was not able to verify the footage. it
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Aug 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us. you are looking at just some of the estimated 1300 victims of what syrian rebels claim or chemical weapon attacks by president assad forces. the united nations has taken up the issue with no word of any response as yet. the u.s. state department contradicted themselves today on whether syria has chemical weapons. general jack keene is here to assess the situation. also tonight the nasdaq halting trading for more than three hours today. it still remains silent on what stopped the second largest exchange in its tracks. the s&p chief equity strategist joins us. the department of justice by after the state of texas again. attorney general eric colder determined to allow voting nationwide without requiring identification. kansas secretary of state among our guests here tonight to say why the integrity of our electoral system must be preserved. and the end of the road is near for the self-proclaimed hugger. san diego mayor. and bradley manning wants to be called chelsea as it pursues taxpayer funded gender reassignment
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>> damascus allows you and inspectors access to the site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it has little doubt that the assad government carried it out, but russia is warning against jumping to conclusions. also this week, bradley manning request a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 35 years in jail for the biggest leak in american history. plus -- >> we were faced with an ultimatum of the british government to hand back the material or destroy it. >> the editor of the guardian newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the top stories this hour. a look back at the top stories from the last seven days, and the latest on rt. damascus has given you when inspectors access to a site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it is nearly certain the assad government carried this out, a serious response alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the
Aug 15, 2013 8:00am PDT
100 were winded. state forces and bahrain have crackdown on pro-democracy rallies challenging the u.s. backed monarchy. on wednesday, a rainy police fired tear gas and birdshot at a number of protest in shiite villages around the capital. bahraini opposition activists say more than 60 rallies were organized across the country. the u.s. embassy closed down for the day after activists planned a rally outside. the bahraini monarchy is a key u.s. government ally, hosting the navy's fifth fleet. is warning anions unstable political environment in a growing humanitarian crisis are she central african repuof t collapse. conditions have worsened since seleka rubbles ousted president bozize four months ago. in a briefing to the security council, talk you and officials warned that international support is direly needed. >> the country runs the risk of descending [indiscernible] are police officers reporting it is unsafe to walk. >> much more international support is needed to meet growing needs. critical sector such as water, sanitation, and hygiene have received less than 10% of the funding re
Aug 5, 2013 8:00am PDT
to the u.s. senate and the senate said, are you collecting data on minds of americans? he said, no. the very first sure he we did show they were collecting -- story we did showed they were collecting data. is ann, hasan rouhani upgraded as arends to president replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> if you want the right response, don't stick with a ran in the language of -- don't speak with a ran. >> we will speak with trita parsi. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has announced it will keep 19 embassies in north africa and the middle east closed from to a week due to fears of a possible military threat. ramped up security measures were in place over the weekend that some of the 22 diplomatic posts shattered by the concerns. saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, said intercepted communications were reminiscent of what was heard before the 9/11 attacks. credited the nsa spy programs with detecting the threat. >> these programs are controversial. .
Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to be his surrogate father. days later, the man was killed in u.s. drone strike. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. brotherhoode muslim has called on supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi to join the nationwide day of rage today to protest the killings of hundreds of people in a crackdown that began with raids on two cairo sit ins. according to the health ministry, the death toll from wednesday's violence has risen to 638 with thousands more wounded. on thursday, the government authorized security forces to use live ammunition to defend themselves and public buildings. president obama responded to the situation in egypt from martha's vineyard where he is on vacation . he condemned the violence, but stopped short of calling it a coup or announcing cuts to the
Aug 21, 2013 2:30pm PDT
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Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the capital of damascus. the opposition said that the government used chemical weapons. bradley manning sentenced to 35 years behind bars for leaking thousands of documents from wikileaks. and former army major,s responsible for the shooting at fort hood, has rested his case without calling any witnesses. >> syria is facing growing international condemnation after opposition groups say the government carried out a chemical attack. opposition groups claim hundreds of people died in the attack in a suburb of damascus. the government denies the charges. the attack happened as inspector investigate reports of previous chemical weapon attacks. we have more from beirut. >> opposite vision activist as well as the main political opposition in exile demand the united nations investigate the claims that chemical weapons were used in the suburbs of damascus. there is an u.n. team in syria at the moment. they were investigating three alleged chemical weapons attacks. but those attacks happened a few months ago. according' to the head that have mission, in order for them to investigate a new inciden
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Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking details and conference calls, not enough consultation, my colleagues report last night on walk with his chief of staff, president obama decided alone it was better to go to congress, and this afternoon the commander
Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> welcome to the "journal" coming to you live from dw here in berlin. >> thanks for joining us. our headlines this hour -- least 100 die in an attack, but near damascus, the government denies rebel claims that they used chemical weapons. >> he revolution unravels. a court in cairo orders the release of former egyptian president hosni mubarak. >> the soldier who leaked incriminating documents to the press is sentenced to 35 years in prison. we will go live to washington. >> the un security council has started emergency consultations on the latest allegation of chemical weapon used in syria. it's not clear who launched the attack just outside damascus that coincides with a visit by human investigators looking into previous charges that such illegal weapons were used. >> syria authorities deny claims by opposition activists that they were behind the attack in which toxic gases are said to have killed at least 100 people. we have to warn you that this next report contains very distressing images. >> the assad regime has only officially agreed to allow investigators to inspect three
Aug 22, 2013 1:00am PDT
. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. there is a lot going on in the news today. >>> we're going to start here in new york city where the united nations has today called an emergency session to convene the security council of the u.n. on an emergency basis late today to respond to what looks like it may have been the largest chemical weapons attack in the world since saddam hussein gassed his own people back in 1988. and looks like is the key phrase here. it's hard to prove. it is hard to tell conclusively when chemical weapons have been used especially if you are trying to tell from a distance. in that iraq case it took four years for experts to confirm that chemical weapons were, in fact, used then. physicians for human rights is one of the first groups to get into the site. they collected soil samples and tested them. the soil samples did show trace evidence of the elements that sarin gas breaks down into over time. and with those soil samples they were able to conclude that saddam hussein had used sarin and also mustard gas, like from world war i, mustard gas
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
overseas. rebel spokesmen in syria say the brutal regime led by bashar assad has used chemical weapons in a major attack. the casualties could be in the hundreds. right now any use of chemical weapons is unconfirmed, however, by nbc news. >>> meantime, in egypt hosni mubarak, the man a nation pushed out of power during the air ran spring, could leave his prison cell as early as tomorrow. >> of course, he still faces murder charges. this is a momentary release for him. richard engel is live in cairo. richard, it's great to have you on. i'm still impressed by the fact that there's this apparent freedom for president mubarak forward. do people have a sense that he's out or that he's getting a breather as he faces the worse prosecution to come? >> reporter: i think many people in this country are concerned that his release -- he's not been released yet. that could come either very late tonight or perhaps tomorrow. it's a sign that the old regime is coming back. it was just over a month ago that the military intervened, throughout the muslim brotherhood president, mohammed morsi who himself
Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm EDT
for an investigation. damascus was quick to deny it was responsible. a shocking escalation of the use of weapons in syria. we hope people responsible will one day be held accountable. i hope they blow have unrestricted access to the area and the united nations will be racing this at the un security council. >> the army and armed forces would like to say these allegations are false and baseless and such claims within the context of the dirty media war. go ahead with confronting terrorism. >> we sought advice from an expert. >> there appears to be a lot of dead people with no outward wounds that have died of something. some of the symptoms like the debt stairs are very similar to what we saw where thousands of people were killed by nerve .gents >> chemical weapons inspectors are in serious, but they do not have government permission to visit the site and may not get it. it is unclear those responsible will ever face justice. >> what is the reaction out of the west? we will go to nick bryant. hearing?you any consensus? >> no consensus. the allegations of this atrocity, and they pointed to the state
Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
was detained in the heathrow airport for nine hours and questioned using the british terror law. now, the british government intimidated him in several meetings over the edward snowden saga and gave him an ultimatum, either destroy all of the material on the matter or shut down publishing operations. here is the explanation on why -- why they decided to destroy the computer hard drives containing some of the secret files. >> i explained to the officials that there were other companies already in america and brazil so that they would not achieving anything but once it was obvious they would be going, i would rather destroy then give it back or allow the courts to freeze our reporting. >> what should we make of it? i was joined by the internet campaign director randy gave us his take on the revelations from the guardian. >> we should be very worried about it. this is an escalation in the battle between privacy advocates and whistleblowers and people in the nsa here in the united states or other intelligence agencies abroad who are fighting for the future of our right to communicate in
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. >> two days before they came here, they told us the army was planning to occupy our school. in those days, we would see the rockets flying directly above us. that is when my uncle suggested weleave for his atari. -- zitari. one million children have been forced to leave their country and a further 2 million displaced within syrian borders. >> we see this as a children's crisis first and foremost. they are the ones affected by the violence. >> the trauma experienced by so many children accounts for just part of the crisis. highlighting the threats of child labor and trafficking that refugee children face. life is better here than at home. the one thing they all have in common, they want to go home. >> i wish that syria could become peaceful again. that is all i want, for the trouble to stop. i hope everything goes back to normal to the way that it used to be. >> foreign leaders are continuing to react to the gassing of hundreds of syrian civilians, including many children. the line is clearly drawn between supporters and opponents of the regime. russia turned the tables on the opposition,
Jul 31, 2013 7:00pm PDT
in this half- hour, the u.s. government offers a rare peek into spying methods. and we report on how britain's gamble on casino style games has led to a rise in addiction. egypt's interim government has given the police orders to end sit-in's by supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi. the cabinet said the rallies pose a threat to national security. thousands of loyalists have been protesting for weeks in cairo demanding his return. the muslim brotherhood insists they will stay put until morsi is reinstated. >> the cabinet has decided to take all necessary measures and us up -- a sign the police to it in the protest. is for the safety of the egyptian people. craigslist go live to our special corps isn't -- correspondent in cairo. what is the reaction on the ground to this statement? [indiscernible] there has been no sign yet of any sort of police action. people held that with -- people felt that with such a high- thatle dignitary here, now she is gone i think people felt -- the other thing to raise people's anxiety level. people have been here preparing , so the security precautions ar
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Aug 29, 2013 1:00am PDT
some of us claiming to push for change lost our way. the anguish of assassinations set up self-defeating rites. legitimate grievances against police brutality tipped into excuse-making for criminal behavior. racial politics could cut both ways as the transformative message of unity and brotherhood was drowned up to speed by the language of recriticism nation. the chance for all americans to work hard, get ahead, was too often framed as a mere desire for government support. as if we had no agency in our own liberation. as if poverty was an excuse for not raising your child, bigotry of others was reason to give up on yourself. all of that history is how progress stalled. >> bill: how progress stalled. that was a great statement. accurate and important. fair-minded americans want all of their fellow citizens to succeed. i believe most of us of fair-minded. but self-reliance and hard work is the key to success in life no matter what color you are. president obama and many in the civil rights industry believe that government must provide -- provide for those who fail. even if it's t
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Aug 21, 2013 11:00am EDT
was convicted in one of the largest leaks of u.s. secrets in history. in texas the accused fort hood shooter rests his case without calling any witnesses to testify on his behalf. nidal hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens at the military base in 2009. he could face the death penalty. we have live reports on both of these cases coming up. but first, brand new stories and breaking news. >> she was taken against her will by a suspected killer and family friend. now a request for this kidnapped teenager to give a dna sample. who is asking for this very personal information? >>> also, is it safe to go into the woods if you're end of summer plans take you outside. you better beware. our medical experts on the rising signs of ticks. >>> video of an unbelievable crash. it is all "happening now." jon: and we begin with this today. just how massive is the government's snooping program? a new report says probably more than you might think. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. heather: a whole lot more. i'm heather childers in for jenna lee. the answer to that, 75%. that is how much
Aug 25, 2013 2:30pm PDT
in the syrian crisis. member ofut unnamed the obama administration says the u.s. believes there is very little doubt that the regime used chemical weapons against civilians last week. the u.s. defense secretary says america's military is ready to take action if the president orders. meanwhile, the syrian government said it would allow u.n. inspectors to access the site of the alleged attack. >> the announcement came as the foreign minister met with the un disarmament chief. the regime said it would allow chemicals inspectors to investigate the suspected gas attack. at the same time, the syrian government warned the u.s. against military intervention, saying it would create a ball of fire that would engulf the region. but washington is not ruling out out. chuckisit to malaysia, hagel says the u.s. is ready for all eventualities. >> the president has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. to again, we are prepared exercise whatever options if he decides to employ one of those options. >> western leaders are increasingly convinced chemical weapon
Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm EDT
of the website wikileaks, is under legal and personal attack from the u.s. government for publishing military and diplomatic secrets. when we met him, he was under house arrest in the english countryside, where we conducted the most extensive television interview he's given about his life, his beliefs, and his concern about being charged and extradited to the united states. >> it is completely outrageous. it is the worst form of censorship we have seen by the united states since the 1950s, since the mccarthy era. >> are you surprised? >> i am surprised, actually. >> but you are screwing with the forces of nature. [ticking] >> [blows whistle] >> you might not think of sugar, corn, or metal as material that can cause a catastrophic explosion in a factory. but when they're ground into dust and suspended in the air, all it takes is a small spark to set off a disaster. >> if this material were gasoline, there would be no doubt in any owner's or operator's mind what needed to be done. >> that would be an emergency. >> absolutely. >> is dust functionally the same thing? >> it has the same power. >>
Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >> i am ivan watson filling in for michael holmes. i would like to welcome viewers in the u.s. and around the world to our program. >> this is a tragedy, rooms full of dead bodies, many of them children and they have been the world demanding action now. these images very difficult to see, very disturbing, they are said to come victims of a nerve gas attack in iraq. these are the bodies of children we're talking about, wrapped in white cloth and lined up shoulder to shoulder outside a makeshift morgue. rebels say it is proof the syrian government used chemical weapons to kill hundreds of civilians near damascus, maybe as many as 1,300. the syrian government denies the claims. officials have yet to allow a u.n. weapons inspectors team access to the site where the attacks allegedly took place. >> fred joins us from damascus. cnn is one of only a few international news networks reporting from inside the country. i know you just got there. you have already had time to visit a government run hospital. what are people there saying about this alleged chemical weapons attack? >> we're
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
security forces out front. we are also seeing, for >> they have accepted training and continue to allow us to conduct drone operations. all of those are signs that things are improving. the recent visit by the u.s. in part was to deliver the message that we need to see stepped-up operations in light of the intelligence we're receiving. host: the "washington post" reporting there have been four drone attacks over the last 10 days. and in comparison, seven months have passed with no drone attacks. guest: right, that shows you right there that, two things, they're trying to show seriousness. two, the drones also have been reported as flying at low levels around the urban areas to demonstrate a show of force. that's politically difficult for the host government because, as you know, the drone strikes have created some domestic tension. so in terms of being able to demonstrate to the u.s. that they are serious, those are steps that are confidence building measures. -- ted jada cople has coppel has written, america's chronic overreaction to terrorism, we had excerpts. but the country's capacity
Aug 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
. manning's first leak to wikileak's julian assange was the infamous collateral murder video showing a u.s. apache helicopter killing several civilians including two righters journalists in bag tad. two months later they were rocked with the afghanistan war logs which detailed previously unreported civilian casualties, use of u.s. drones and special black ops to hunt and kill taliban leaders. the logs showed aiding afghan insurgents while collecting u.s. foreign aid. >> if journalism is good, it is controversial by its nature. it is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abuses and when powerful abuses are taken on there is always a backlash. >> yet, the day after the release of the afghanistan war logs president obama was dismissive. >> the fact is, these documents don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on afghanistan. >> these war logs were followed by the publication of the iraq war logs. in october 2010 and the release of 250,000 state department cables the following month. in sum, manning's leaks constituted the largest security breach in u.s.
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
the merger between american airlines and us airways. host: good morning, expected in egypt by those supporting the ousted president there. repeated violations of privacy rules by the nsa thomas calling for operations of the program. at a state justice in pennsylvania has blocked a voter id law there. this is in time for the november 5 special election. journal," ahington three-hour program for you. our first 45 minutes is looking at politics, looking to you specifically on this topic am a who best represents your political party? the rnc concluding its summer meeting, talking about its future as far as 2016 is concerned. visits to iowa by joe biden. for the first 45 minutes we want to hear from the people that best represents your political party. divided the lines by political party. if you want to give us a tweet on this topic you can send that our way@c-spanwj. send us an e-mail at journal@c- couple ofurred by a different things. "the wall street journal" has a new writeup about the rnc meeting. the head of the rnc talked a little bit about the 2016 strategy. in this w
Aug 21, 2013 5:30am PDT
to have you with us. we start in syria where two pro opposition groups are claiming that government forces carried out a poisonous gas attack near damascus. they claimed huns have died. the two groups are saying that regime forces fired rockets with poisonous gas heads in the attack on wednesday. the britain-based syrian observatory for human rights says the shelling was intense and hit eastern suburbs of the capital. the government denies using chemical weapons. earlier, i spoke to the syrian observatory for human rights. >> bombings continue. they haven't stopped. this is the most intense attack by the syrian regime on the suburbs of damascus and the towns and cities in the east and west countryside. we've now documented the tenth air strike by the syrian air force on the town that activists have reported the use of poisonous gas heads and the death and injury of hundreds of people as a result. and there's also an intense use of multiple rocket launcher bombardments on the towns. again, activists have reported to the observatory that many people have suffered from poisonous gases. we hav
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
with: we asked taxpayers if they should foot the bill. >> i would probably say no. >> people told us given the fact he is convicted of leaking classified materials taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for any gender therapy for privatehera manning. >> my opinion is you forefet any rights to benefits from the taxpayer. >> manning is expected to serve his term at the military prison at fort leavenworth, kansas which does not offer hormone or gender reassignment surgery. >> the antiperspirant went on te tell us all inmates are considered soldiers and treated with access to mental health professionals including adi psychiatrist, psychologist andst social worker and behavioral science expert and manning's lawyer says a legal fight will be launched to get manning the therapy demanded in the letter. >> tom fitzgerald thank >>> wetz asked facebook fans whw they thought: thought: >> go to a settlement reached in it the lawsuit against bob filner. the question tonight will it include his resignation. >> details of the settlement were kept private ahead of the closed doo
Aug 14, 2013 9:00pm PDT
of the main city, we had a very angry woman throw a brick at us. the crowds there turning against us. we were advised to leave the scene. so it's a very difficult environment to navigate, especially because the front lines here, too with violence are not entirely clear. >> stay safe out there. dangerous situation and i appreciate all the reporting for us. i want to bring in egyptian journalist, mona she knows how quickly it could spiral out of control. she was arrested in 2011 while reporting on the revolution and joins me by phone. mona, thank you for joining me. the last time we talked was mubarak scenes. it seems a long way away. what do you think is going on and how bad can this get? >> it's been a horrible day, piers. i want to condemn the mass killing by the security services and the church torchings that happened across the country, and i'm speaking to you right now in a cairo under curfew, as many other provinces across the country are. i want to stress one thing, and this is important. we have to stop the bloodshed. the revolution was not launched in the name of an islamic or militar
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Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
manning, the at of the biggest leak of u.s. military secrets. >> we're in london with the latest news from europe including press freedom under scrutiny after top government officials order the guardian newspaper to hand over leaked files. >>> and who or what is killing off russia's pidgeon population? our man in moscow is on the case. >> the united nations security council is to hold an emergency meeting in an hour to discuss reports of a major chemical weapons attack in syria. the main syrian opposition group says more than a thousand people have been killed. activists say the government fired rockets with toxic agents into the damascus suburbs in the eastern region. there are reports that another rocket hit a suburb west of the city. the syrian government said there is no truth in the reports. we have the latest. >> activists are calling this a chemical massacre. they accuse the government of using banned weapons. they say these disturbing pictures are proof. [ yelling ] >> this man mourns his two daughters. he asked what has he done wrong? and the girl in trauma, she crisis, i'm alive.
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
on or e-mail us at a piece this morning from janet hauck, a town hall meetings happening across the country, this is what she reports -- of color that is a bit on what is happening in town hall meetings across the country. here on c-span we have been those town hall meetings and if you are interested in watching them, you can go to before we came up live here we were showing you a recent town hall meeting with congressman justin [indiscernible] a republican who many of you know is against the nsa program. nsa, health care, immigration reform, it is all on the table for members of congress. what is your message to them? greensboro, n.c., what do you think? >> i am calling about the town hall -- caller: i am calling about the town hall meeting that was played just prior to ,washington journal" coming on and it looked like a representative was playing to the fears of the people in the audience. i am sure that he knew what they were saying, but he was just giving vague information. one person stood up and said that his -- he took his son to the
Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. he has an ideology that makes the platform of a major newspaper quite appealing. joining us from new york is david cay johnston, author of "the fine print: how big companies use plain english to rob you blind." david, welcome back into "the war room." >> well, thank you for having me david. let's start with what you think about this in general. did they buy the post for political influence? i have heard there has been speculation that this is a great move for lobbying on behalf of amazon. you have an instrument to exploit's personal agenda. >> while we don't know a lot about how bezos will approach this, we do know a couple of things about him. he is not part of the legacy newspaper business that is tied to the notion of printing presses and dependence on classified advertising, which has been going away rapidly. we also know that he is very focused on the long term. amazon didn't make a pinny for seven years, it made raiser thin profit margins last year, but the equity shareholders have in amazon has been exploding. it went up 55% from 2009 to 2012. that's just three year
Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
it was responsible. a shocking escalation of the use of weapons in syria. we hope people responsible will one day be held accountable. i hope they blow have unrestricted access to the area and the united nations will be racing this at the un security council. >> the army and armed forces would like to say these allegations are false and baseless and such claims within the context of the dirty media war. go ahead with confronting terrorism. >> we sought advice from an expert. >> there appears to be a lot of dead people with no outward wounds that have died of something. some of the symptoms like the debt stairs are very similar to what we saw where thousands of people were killed by nerve .gents >> chemical weapons inspectors are in serious, but they do not have government permission to visit the site and may not get it. it is unclear those responsible will ever face justice. >> what is the reaction out of the west? we will go to nick bryant. hearing?you any consensus? >> no consensus. the allegations of this atrocity, and they pointed to the statement of the foreign ministry in moscow. that blame
Aug 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
to this raccoon controversy, you make the call on "the ridiculist." that does it for us. see you again at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks for watching. thanks for watching. piers morgan live starts now. -- captions by vitac -- >>> this is "piers morgan live." welcome to the viewers in the united states and around the world. the bloodiest day in egypt since the arabs bring revolution. is the country teetering on the brink of open civil war and what will it mean for america? >>> gone to pot, america's marijuana obsession. i'll talk to people on both sides of the issue that got this country fired up. you heard dr. sanjay gupta say this about his u-turn on marijuana. >> if you look at the papers written in the united states about marijuana, the vast majority are about harm. we fund studies on harm. we don't fund studies on benefit so it gives a distorted picture. >>> the man that wants to thank him personally for changing his mind on weed. medical marijuana user montel williams and an angry debbie row testifies about drug use and hanna anderson speaks out online days after her rescue. why sh
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
of all, tell us more about the victim. a lot of people just wondering, this poor guy who ends up getting caught in all of this. really horrific situation. >> it really was. he was 23 years old. he was from australia. he was in oklahoma going to school at east central university on a baseball scholarship. his teammates and also his coach say he was the kind of guy you wanted to be around. just a really good hearted person. >> what are their raages? is this something where they could be put to death, life in prison? it seems like the motive when talk about being bored seems extraordinary. >> the charge of felony murder in oklahoma carries a maximum sentence of death. in this case because the suspects are minors, the district attorney tells us that means they will not be eligible for the death penalty. >> thank you. >>> there are stunning developments in the hannah handerson kidnapping case. it only gets stranger. the family of james dimaggio who police say killed christina anderson and her son and kidnapped hannah is asking for a paternity test to see if dimaggio is the bilodge cam father
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Aug 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
. and get back to nature. that's what camping is about. thanks for joining us. america live starts right now. >> we begin with a fox news alert. the world reacting to horrifying reports of a chemical weapon's attack in syria. claims that hundreds of people may have been killed or injured. welcome to america live. i am shannon green in for megyn kelliy. the white house holding a briefing saying it is deeply concerned about the reports. they have a emergency meeting of the security council less than two hours from now. the syrian regime denied that it is using chemical weapons, but the opposition released a video. we have to warn you a head of this this may be tough for viewers to walk. it is limp people carried in a hospital. and it is a blood loss and cut through this. and we can't independently confirm the video and it is way too disturbing and including images of toddlers and possibly dead children and lifeless bodies lined up on the floor and hearing eyewitness accounts of people foaming in the mouth and convulsing. leland viters has the latest on this. >> hi, shannon, late tonight upward
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Aug 20, 2013 5:00am EDT
10 percent contained. maria molina tracking the dangerous fires for us. >> the topography in the area it is something of concern. 25 mile per hour winds low humidity and relatively warm temperatures. all of that coupled together is going to produce an elevated fire danger across parts of the state of idaho, oregon and california. a number of red flag warnings are in effect and fire weather watches as well. another concern is that there is an isolated chance of thunderstorms. sounds like good news. you can get rainfall in some of the storms. the lightening bolt ourselves. we will have days and days of heavy rain. today into toom we are still expecting areas of heavy rain out there even through thursday. some of you could be looking at two, three, local lie hire amounts of rainfall. otherwise temperature wise it has been feeling like fall but that is all over the midwest and the northeast. take a look at the highs today. 94 rapid city, 92 minneapolis, 89 chicago. back to summer like conditions for us new york city 88 degrees will be the high temperature. so summer is back. >> so differe
Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
>>> and that is it for us. big reminder for "new day" monday prince william speaking for the first time since becoming dad. he is speaking to cnn's max foster on "new day" coming up on monday. for now let's toss it to the fabulous carol costello. >> hey, i have tim mcgraw in the newsroom, i think he beats out that prince. have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" no warning. >> there was no distress call from the pilots. >> investigators back on the scene this morning for the flight recorder. >>> also, an 8-month-old abducted, a mother furious. >> i hope they -- >> a 25 mile-long chase with speeds over 100 miles per hour with a baby in the back seat. this dash cam capturing the violent end. are high-speed chases like this irresponsible? >>> plus, blurred lines. coming to the san diego mayor scandal. ♪ >> a local tv crew slamming bob filner with their own version of the song. ♪ we're on day 25 of filner watch. >>> and honoring america's heroes. first responders front and center. >> there is no second chance in if you're late, it will matter. >> cou
Aug 15, 2013 9:00am PDT
that the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises planned with egypt next month. president made no mention of u.s. aid to egypt but made clear that the path to democracy for egypt ultimately rests in the hands of the egyptians. >> america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it is tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. >> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent at "the huffington post," sam stein. "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, founder and editor at large, charlie senate, jon meacham author of "thomas jefferson -- the art of power." joining us now from cairo, nbc news foreign correspondent ayman muhyeldin. we're hearing from the spokesperson for the muslim brotherhood that th
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Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
,300,000,000 wil $5,300,00o be used in a leverage form to manipulate the way the government operates. it feels like what this might be. but we don't have a former response from them yet. >> david jackson for us in cairo. >> he is responsible for the largest leak of classified information in americans history. now army private bradley manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison. the former surveillance analysts was convicted of leaking classified government document wikileaks. we're live in washington now. mike, i heard some calling tod today, the sentence a win for bradley manning. >> the verdict is in, and the sentence has been handed down. if there is one thing that is clear from the trial and conviction of bradley manning is that the fight over government secrecy and transparency isn't close to being settled. >>> after three years of questions and controversy bradley manning came to court once more, this time to learn his fate. the sentence 35 years after being victoried o--being convicd espionage after handing classified documents over to which can leaks. ♪ chanting: bradley you are a hero. we
Aug 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's version of the death toll. to us, this picture seemed to is up the military coup that began in july: an army bulldozer shredding a poster of morsi who was the first and only freely elected president of egypt. vice president mohammed al bare day, the winner of the nobel peace prize, quit in protest today. the white house condemned the violence. egypt has, of course, but a key u.s. ally and a partner in piece with israel. we have a team of correspondents covering this story beginning with charlie d'agata in cairo. charlie? >> reporter: scott, today, quite frankly, the streets of cairo looked like a war zone, and if anything, security is clamping down even tighter tonight around the city. the main protest camp outside the rabaa al adawiya mosque was the scene of the worst carnage. the makeshift field hospital quickly filled up and severely wounded protesters were carried upstairs to new rooms as volunteers tried to give what little emergency care they could. in other parts of the building, the bodies piled up as protesters struggled to keep up with the task of giving names to the dead.
Aug 15, 2013 12:00am PDT
marijuana user montel williams and an angry debbie row testifies about drug use and hanna anderson speaks out online days after her rescue. why she says she will never forgive herselves for the deaths of her mother and brother and other fascinating information. >>> egypt in uproar. at least 278 killed across the country in one day, the worst bloodshed since the revolution that toppled moe bar rick. what happens when the sun comes up is anybody's guess. there are fears the death toll could go much, much higher. arwa damon is live in cairo. terrible day in egypt, a sense of the country exploding. what is your take on what is happening here? >> reporter: you know, covering this throughout the day, watching the clashes beginning to spread and intensify across the capital, hearing the reports from clashes breaking out elsewhere, angry mobs of supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi even attacking churches, it felt as if one was beginning see the very edges of egyptian society fraying. people are so angry. there is so much anger that is out there. the security forces here not only having t
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